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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 12/12/2003 1:15:18 PM EST
Good, bad or in between? Any recommendations?
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 1:29:09 PM EST
It was good. At the end Da Vinci executes janet reno in a trailer and feeds her to the hogs.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 1:38:14 PM EST
Excellent read. If you are a religious FANATIC from the Catholic church, you may find it less than appealing, however. But it's a great book.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 4:50:40 PM EST
I am a Catholic, but not an Opus Dei. I liked it. It had a lot of interesting ideas and history. I would recommend it and it is a fast read too.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 4:53:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 7:36:49 PM EST
It was tolerable, and I don't mean it was bad at all. Twenty years ago I read "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" (which is given due recognition in "The Da Vinci Code") and I thought that the background story was far more interesting than the "mystery" of the novel. Don't put too much credibility on the background story though. What starts out as a great conspiracy idea begins to bog down (IMHO) when you run into characters who are fantastically wealthy individuals. I believe this is a statement from the author that he really doesn't want to be all that creative, so he will introduce someone who can "realistically" supply any sort of plot device: a private boat, a plane, fantastic soldiery, ninjas, spy networks, exotic equipment, a private bowling alley, large mansions, exploding Cuban cigars, death rays, Basque smugglers, Mossad assassins, sex toys illegal on three continents, all the green jello in the world, and/or Queen Elizabeth II. Don't worry; the above list is not a spoiler and doesn't cover what you may find in the book. "The Da Vinci Code" is a good read, but, as I said, the background is more interesting.
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